LEAP provides goals

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 6, 1999

L’Observateur / October 6, 1999

River Parishes public schools have much to be proud of with the recent LEAP results. However, there is always room for improvement.In St. James Parish, three schools scored above the state average -Paulina, Gramercy and Vacherie elementary schools. RomevilleElementary, at the lowest end, scored Below Average. None wereUnacceptable.

In St. John the Baptist Parish, two schools – John L. Ory CommunicationsMagnet School and LaPlace Elementary – scored Academically Above Average, with Fifth Ward Elementary scoring lowest in the Below Average category.

In St. Charles Parish, seven schools achieved Academic Achievement rank- Mimosa Park, New Sarpy, Lakewood, Schoeffner elementary; Songy Kindergarten; and J.B. Martin and Hurst middle schools. Six others scoredAbove Average, while three – Landry Middle, Luling and Carver elementary – scored Below Average.

To the good, no school in the River Parishes was ranked Unacceptable.

However, no school achieved the highest ranking, that of Academic Excellence, or the second-highest ranking, that of Academic Distinction.

This demonstrates the room for improvement in every school district, and provides goals to achieve.

Our children are our future. They deserve the best education we canprovide, through our tax dollars, through our selection of school board members and through our personal attention to each child’s education.

Let’s make every child a winner.


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